TYCD Model Design Competition Change
As a result of the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference switching to a virtual format, the following changes have been made regarding the TYCD’s ASEE Model Design (robotics) Competition that typically occurs during the ASEE Annual Conference:
- There will be no ASEE Model Design Competition for 2020
- The same rules and track from 2020 competition will be used for the 2021 competition in Long Beach, CA
- The competition is normally limited to freshmen and sophomores. There will be a one-time exemption to allow juniors to compete in 2021 as well so that any sophomores involved this year can still compete.
Model Design Competition
The ASEE Model Design Competition is a design/build robotics competition open to all freshmen and sophomore engineering and engineering technology students at both 2-year and 4-year colleges. The competition is held each year as part of the ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference. The goal of the competition is to give student teams an opportunity to use the engineering design process to build an autonomous vehicle to complete a specified task or to complete a specified track. Student teams face many realistic challenges in this competition, such as constraints on cost, size, batteries, and, of course, time. Student teams not only have to build a vehicle to navigate the specified course or complete a specific task, but also have to give presentations before a panel of judges and provide the judges with written reports. The written reports include a summary of the team’s design efforts, CAD drawings, parts list, and a cost analysis. The best part about the competition; however, is that it is fun! Join us in the next competition and see the enthusiasm of the students as their vehicle crosses the finish line! Select the link below for the rules for the next ASEE Model Design Competition.